India leaves out Rayudu and Pant for World Cup

Sports 04/15/19, 07:06

Vijay Shankhar and Ravindra Jadeja were picked for India's World Cup cricket team on Monday while Ambati Rayudu was left out.The squad was named by chief selector MSK Prasad after meeting with skipper Virat Kohli.Rishabh Pant also missed out while ...

Poll workers journey to reach India’s most remote voters

Asia & Pacific 04/13/19, 01:38

The figures involved in India's general election are staggering: 900 million voters, 83 million first-time voters, 11 million poll workers, nearly 4 million electronic voting machines, 1 million polling booths and 570 special trains for migrant laborers and security personnel.Such ...

India stops release of biopic on PM Modi ahead of polls

Entertainment 04/10/19, 04:39

Indian election authorities have stopped the release of a Bollywood biopic on Prime Minister Narendra Modi with national elections scheduled to begin on Thursday.The Election Commission accepted arguments from the Congress party and other opposition parties that the release of ...

Jobs, caste and giveaways: Indian voters go to the polls

Asia & Pacific 04/09/19, 21:03

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi came to power in 2014 promising big-ticket economic reforms. But with unemployment rising and signature policies getting panned, Modi's Bharatiya Janata Party has adopted a nationalist pitch ahead of a general election that begins this ...

Indian bishop charged with repeatedly raping nun

Europe 04/09/19, 17:08

Indian authorities charged a Roman Catholic bishop on Tuesday with repeatedly raping a nun in her rural convent, a case that helped make the sexual abuse of nuns a major issue in the church.Bishop Franco Mulakkal was charged with rape, ...

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